Press Releases

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday: DPW Offices, Yards Closed on Jan. 21

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., reminds everyone that Martin Luther King, Jr.  Day, Monday, January 21, 2019, is a City holiday. DPW offices and yards WILL BE CLOSED.

DPW Releases Rate Study Report

In recognition of the public interest and oversight, Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., today provided Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young with a copy of the latest water rate study report

Furloughed U.S. Employees and Contractors Eligible for Water Bill Late Fee Waiver, Payment Plans

Due to the hardship created by the partial U.S. government shutdown, Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh has approved the waiver of late fees on water bills for furloughed federal employees and contractors who are customers of the Baltimore City water system.

Recycle Coach Coming Monday, Jan. 14!

Is part of your New Year’s resolution to become a better recycler? Not to forget your scheduled collection day? Recycle right by not putting the wrong thing in the bin? Become a better recycler by downloading the free Recycle Coach app, which will be available to Baltimore City residents on Monday, Jan. 14.

New Rates, Assistance Program Will Help Assure Baltimore Provides Essential Water Services

We take it for granted when we turn on the faucet that clean, safe water will flow. But there are very real costs to providing drinking water, treating wastewater, and safely mitigating polluted stormwater runoff. 

Update: Temporary Road Closure at Loch Raven Reservoir

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW)  announced Friday, Jan. 4 that the temporary closure of Loch Raven Drive, between Providence Road and Morgan Mill Road, will last for at least two weeks. The road was closed Thursday, Jan. 3 , because of destabilization caused by heavy rainfall over the last several months.

Residents are invited to attend “DPW IN THE COMMUNITY” on Friday, January 4

Got a question about your water bill?  Want to find out what projects DPW is working on for customers? Looking for a job?  DPW Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., will answer these questions and more from citizens at “DPW in the Community,” on Friday, Jan. 4.   Two meetings will be held, one in the morning and one in the evening.

Mayor Pugh Announces Baltimore's YH20 Water Mentoring Program now Accepting Applications

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh today announced that recruitment is underway for the next class of YH20 Water Mentoring Program participants.  Applications will be accepted Jan. 2 through Feb. 8 and may be downloaded from the DPW or MOED website. To date, over 50 residents have completed the program, which prepares young Baltimoreans for entry-level jobs in the water industry.

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Baltimore Meets Restoration Milestone in Stormwater Permit

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rudy S. Chow, P.E., announced that Baltimore has met its stormwater discharge permit requirement to restore an equivalent of 20 percent of its impervious surface to the maximum extent possible.

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Final Total Reported for Last Friday’s Sewer Overflow

Approximately 1.4 million gallons of stormwater mixed with sewer water overflowed into the Jones Falls last Friday, Dec. 28, as a result of infiltration from rains. This occurred at the structured overflow located at 428 E. Preston Street.

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